Lesson Plan

Our Children Can Soar

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Amazing efforts of African American leaders are celebrated in a lesson on civil participation. The engaging resource focuses on primary and secondary sources to analyze the impact of African American leaders such as Ella Fitzgerald. Scholars complete an activity, worksheets, and listen to a story to understand the impact of African American individuals on society and culture.  Elementary historians also choose leaders and write letters nominating them for the Presidential Metal of Freedom. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare and contrast the contributions of African American leaders 
  • Guide a group discussion on leaders that academics admire or have been inspired by 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils need to have knowledge of what life was like for African Americans before 1965
  • Requires the book Our Children Can Soar to complete the lesson 
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  • The resource highlights African American leaders
  • Materials include modifications to ensure all students are successful 
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